New Shows & Movies To Watch This Weekend: ‘Eric’ on Netflix + More (2024)

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This week on streaming marks the arrival of a new mystery thriller, Eric, on Netflix, an inspiring documentary, Jim Henson Idea Man, on Disney+, and the return of We Are Lady Parts on Peaco*ck.

Not sure which new releases to check out? Let us here at Decider help you figure out what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.

New Movies & Shows To Stream This Weekend: Eric, We Are Lady Parts, Jim Henson Idea Man + More

It seems like a strange coincidence that two of this week’s new releases are both about New York-based puppeteers, but their tones are vastly different. In Netflix’s Eric, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Vincent, a puppeteer in 1980s New York whose son goes missing, and Vincent becomes frantic and delusional in his quest to being the boy home. On Disney+, Jim Henson Idea Man tells a much different story (a true one), of the man whose puppetry and creative ingenuity have brought joy to several generations. And there’s one more exciting new release that has nothing to do with puppeteering, We Are Lady Parts, a show about an all-female Muslim punk band, whose second season dropped on Thursday.

New on Netflix May 30: Eric

Benedict Cumberbatch is well-known for his turn as Sherlock Holmes, but in Eric, he plays a man unable to solve a mystery that begins to tear his life apart. When a young boy named Edgar goes missing, his father Vincent (Cumberbatch) becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing one of Edgar’s drawings, a monster named Edgar, to life in order to lure Edgar home. A puppeteer, Vincent builds and voices the monster, despite everyone else’s misgivings.

New on Peaco*ck May 30: We Are Lady Parts

Now would be a great time to go back and watch the first season of We Are Lady Parts, the stellar dramedy that premiered on Peaco*ck back in 2021. The show, about a young Muslim woman (Anjana Vasan) who defies her family expectations to live a traditional, conservative lifestyle in order to be the guitarist in a punk band, was one of Peaco*ck’s first original series and its second season is finally here this week.


New on Disney+ May 31: Jim Henson Idea Man

Filmmaker Ron Howard directs the newest documentary about Muppets creator Jim Henson, called Jim Henson Idea Man, which is streaming now on Disney+. Produced with the cooperation of the Henson family, Idea Man is a look at the innovator’s 36-year career as he developed the prototype for Kermit the Frog and the characters on Sesame Street, and went on to make films like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Full List of New Movies and Shows on Streaming This Weekend:

The options above only scratch the surface, so you know that this weekend’s full lineup will have amazing options for what to watch this weekend! For the full breakdown of the best movies and shows to stream now, or if you’re still undecided on what to stream this weekend, then check out the complete list below:

New on Netflix – Full List

Released Thursday, May 30



Released Friday, May 31

A Part of You (SE) *NETFLIX FILM

Chola Chabuca

How to Ruin Love: The Proposal (ZA) *NETFLIX SERIES

Raising Voices (ES) *NETFLIX SERIES


Released Saturday, June 1

30 for 30: Once Brothers
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Baby Boy
Big Fat Liar
The Breakfast Club
Burn After Reading
The Conjuring
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The Devil’s Own
The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Dune (1984)
Heartland: Season 16
Kicking & Screaming
La La Land
Land of the Lost
The Lego Movie
National Security
On the Basis of Sex
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Strawberry Shortcake’s Summer Vacation
Two Can Play That Game

New on Prime Video –Full List

Released Thursday, May 30

Die Hart 2: Die Harter (2024)

The 1% Club (2024) *Prime Video Original Series

WNBA (2024) *Prime Video Original Series

Released Friday, May 31

The Outlaws: S3 (2024) *Prime Video Original Series

Released Saturday, June 1

Las Vegas (S1-5)
21 & Over (2013) – Available on Freevee
All Saints (2017)
Animal Crackers (2020)
Annie (2014)
A Raisin In The Sun (1961)
At Close Range (1986)
Basic (2003)
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Bite The Bullet (1975)
Black Dynamite (2010)
Bloodsport (1988)
Blow Out (1981)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Brewster’s Millions (1985)
Brick (2006)
Brick Mansions (2014) – Available on Freevee
Bruno (2009)
Buck And The Preacher (1972)
Class (1983)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
Cry Freedom (1987)
Dark Angel (1990)
Dark Blue (2003)
Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
Death At A Funeral (2007)
Diablo (2016)
Duck Soup (1933)
Edge Of Darkness (2010)
Eye Of The Needle (1981)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Available on Freevee

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Finding Forrester (2001)
Fireproof (2008)
Gigli (2003)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2004)
Godzilla Vs. Destroyah (1999)
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II (1999)
Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)
Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (1999)
Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2004)
Gridiron Gang (2006)
Guarding Tess (1994)
Hackers (1995)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) – Available on Freevee
Hellfighters (1968)
High Noon (1952)
I Am Ali (2014)
I Am Bolt (2016)
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) – Available on Freevee
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Incendies (2010)
It Came From Outer Space (1953)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Juan Of The Dead (2011)
Just Mercy (2020)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
Last Tango In Paris (1973)
Layer Cake (2005)
Legion (2010) – Available on Freevee
Little Man (2006)

Macarthur (1977)
Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964)
Midnight Run (1988)
Milk (2009)
Money Train (1995)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
No Good Deed (2014)
No Stranger Than Love (2016)
Noah (2014)
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Ong Bak – The Thai Warrior (2005)
Open Season (2006)
Outlaws And Angels (2016)
Overboard (1987)
Pariah (2011)
Paths Of Glory (1957)
Platoon (1987)
Precious (2009)
Predestination (2015)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Revenge (1990)
Rise of the Guardians (2012) – Available on Freevee
Running with the Devil (2019) – Available on Freevee
Saved! (2004)
Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)
Skyfall (2012)
Sleepover (2004)
Soapdish (1958)
Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
Stomp The Yard (2007)
Superbad Unrated (2007)
Takers (2010)
Tangerine (2015)
Teen Wolf (1985)
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)
The African Queen (1952)
The Animal (2001)
The Battle Of Britain (1969)
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1977)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
The Danish Girl (2016)
The Fate of the Furious (2017) – Available on
Freevee for free with ads
The Haunting (1999)
The Hurricane (2000)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
The Last Castle (2001)
The Lost Husband (2020) – Available on Freevee
The Man in the Moon (1991)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
The Mechanic (2011)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Russia House (1990)
The War Wagon (1967)
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie
Newmar (1995)
Tomahawk (1951)
Traffik (2018) – Available on Freevee
Vertical Limit (2000)
Written On The Wind (1956)
You Got Served (2004)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) – Available on Freevee

New on Hulu –Full List

Released Thursday, May 30

MasterChef: Season 14 Premiere (Fox)

The Promised Land | 2023

Released Friday, May 31

Sympathy for the Devil | 2023

T.I.M. | 2023

Released Saturday, June 1

About Last Night | 1986

Ace of Cakes: Complete Season 9 (Food Network)

Alaskan Bush People: Complete Seasons 5-7 (Discovery)

Annapolis | 2006

Aquamarine | 2006

Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy | 2004

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues | 2013

Bahamas Life: Complete Season 4 (HGTV)

Betsy’s Wedding | 1990

Blades Of Glory | 2007

Blue City | 1986

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation … | 2006

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (DUBBED) (Viz)

Boys Don’t Cry | 1999

Brown Sugar | 2002

Caribbean Life: Complete Season 14 (HGTV)

Chopped: Complete Seasons 51 and 54 (Food Network)

Click | 2006

Coyote Ugly | 2000

Death on the Nile | 2022

Eight Millimeter | 1999

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw | 2019

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off | 1986

Fight Club | 1999

Freddy Got Fingered | 2001

Fresh Horses | 1988

Hawaii Life: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)

Hide and Seek | 2005

Hitchco*ck | 2012

House Hunters: Complete Season 171 (HGTV)

House Hunters International: Complete Season 139 (HGTV)

Independence Day | 1996

Island Life: Complete Season 17 (HGTV)

It Follows | 2015

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story | 2021

Joker | 2019

Kill Your Darlings | 2013

Life of Pi | 2012

Little Black Book | 2004

Lord of War | 2005

Maine Cabin Masters: Complete Season 7 (Magnolia)

Mirrors | 2008

Money Monster | 2016

Office Space | 1999

Over The Hedge | 2006

Prayers for Bobby | 2009

Saw | 2004

Saw 2 | 2005

Saw 3 | 2006

Saw 4 | 2007

Saw 5 | 2008

Saw 6 | 2009

Saw: The Final Chapter | 2010

Skyscraper | 2018

Silent Hill | 2006

Slums Of Beverly Hills | 1998

Split | 2017

St. Elmo’s Fire | 1985

Survivor: Complete Seasons 9-10, 26-27 (CBS)

Taps | 1981

The Amazing Race: Complete Seasons 18-21 (CBS)

The Batman | 2022

The Boss | 2016

The Croods | 2013

The Day After Tomorrow | 2004

The Duke | 2020

The Girl Next Door | 2004

The Missing | 2003

The New Guy | 2002

The Vow | 2012

Van Helsing | 2004

Volcano | 1997

Weird Science | 1985

Welcome to Plathville: Complete Seasons 2-3 (TLC)

Wild Tales | 2015

Working Girl | 1988

New on Max –Full List

Released Thursday, May 30

Outchef’d, Season 3 (Food Network)

Released Friday, May 31

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail, Season 3 (Discovery Channel)

Released Saturday, June 1

50/50 (2011)
America’s Sweethearts (2001)
American Heist (2014)
Bandits (2015)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader (2010)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Demolition (2015)
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Evil Dead (2013)
Fright Night (1985)
Generation Por Que? (2021)
Hope Springs (2012)
House at the End of the Street (2012)
Into the Blue (2005)
Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
The Invention of Lying (2009)
Jessica’s Big Little World, Season 1D (Cartoon Network)
Krampus (2015)
Life After (2017)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Marmaduke (2010)
Minari (2020)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Open Water (2003)
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)
The Other Guys (2010)
Overlord (1975)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Shadows (2020)
Shining Through (1992)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Spaceship Earth (2020)
Splice (2009)
Sugar (2008)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
Trixie Motel: Drag Me Home, Season 1
Uncut Gems (2019)
Urban Legend (1998)
User Zero (2020)
Wanted (2008)

Released Sunday, June 2

Craig of the Creek, Season 6A (Cartoon Network)
Fixer Upper: The Lakehouse, Season 1 (Magnolia)
Mecum Presents: Automotive Archaeology, Season 1 (Motor Trend)
Ren Faire (HBO Original)
Total Drama Island, Season 1 (Cartoon Network)

New on Disney+ –Full List

Released Friday, May 31

Doctor Who: Episode: “Dot and Bubble” *Disney+ Original

Jim Henson Idea Man (Premiere) *New to Disney+

New on Apple TV+ –Full List

Frog and Toad (Season 2 Premiere)

New on Paramount+ with Showtime –Full List

Released Friday, May 31

Couples Therapy Season 4 premiere*

Black Christmas*

Released Saturday, June 1

10 Cloverfield Lane*
13 Going on 30*
A Man Called Horse
American Beauty
Animal Kingdom
Black Sheep
Black Snake Moan*
Blazing Saddles
But I’m a Cheerleader
Chantilly Bridge
Chasing Amy*
Coach Carter
Cop Land*
Critical Condition
Crocodile Dundee*
Crocodile Dundee II*
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles*
Dog Day Afternoon
Failure to Launch
Flags of Our Fathers
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter
Galaxy Quest
Harlem Nights
Head of State
High Noon
Hustle & Flow
In & Out*
In The Bedroom
It Takes Two
Kiss The Girls
North of Normal
Pretty In Pink
Save the Last Dance
She’s All That
She’s the Man
Sherlock Gnomes
Shutter Island
Some Kind of Wonderful
Son of Rambow
Summer of Sam
Super 8
Texas Rangers*
The African Queen
The Beach Bum*
The Boy*
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Cookout*
The Fighting Temptations
The Honeymooners
The Impossible*
The Island
The Last Airbender
The Last Castle
The Lookout*
The Love Guru*
The Net
The Queens of Comedy
The Quiet Man
The Raid 2
The Raid: Redemption
The Shootist
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Way Way Back
There Will Be Blood
Tommy Boy
Trading Places*
Unidentified Objects
Vampire in Brooklyn

Released Sunday, June 2

Mayor of Kingstown (S3 Premiere)

New on Peaco*ck –Full List

Released Thursday, May 30

We Are Lady Parts, Season 2 (Peaco*ck Original)*

Released Saturday, June 1


A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery

About Time

Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

A Fantastic Woman

Anna and the Apocalypse

A Royal Makeover

A Summer to Remember

Away & Back

Billy Elliot


Bride of Chucky

Brokeback Mountain



Caribbean Summer

Christmas at Dollywood

Christmas at Graceland

Christmas at Rome

Christmas at Vienna

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs*

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2*



Dante’s Peak

Despicable Me 3*

Far From Heaven


Ghostbusters (1984)*

Ghostbusters II*

Girls Trip*


Gods of Egypt

Hidden Gems

If Beale Street Could Talk

In My Dreams

It’s OK to Ask Questions: Seasons 1-2

Jennifer’s Body

John Wick*

John Wick: Chapter 2*

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum*


Love is Strange

Love’s Portrait

Midway (1976)

Moriah’s Lighthouse

Nantucket Noel


Poisoned in Paradise: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery


Pride (2014)

Puss in Boots


Red 2

Riddled with Deceit: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone

RV (2006)

Safe House (2012)


Saving Private Ryan

Seed of Chucky

Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery

Stomp the Yard

Survivor’s Remorse: Seasons 1-4


The Best Man

The Birdcage

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Supremacy

The Croods

The Derby Stallion

The Dilemma

The Joneses

The Other Guys

The Producers (2005)

The Secret Life of Pets

The Smurfs

The Smurfs 2

The Terminal

The Wedding Date


Van Helsing

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

What Happens in Vegas


Released Sunday, June 2

The Alpinist*

New on Britbox –Full List

Released Friday, May 31

Here We Go S2 | North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 7 x 30’ | All at Once

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New Shows & Movies To Watch This Weekend: ‘Eric’ on Netflix + More (2024)


New Shows & Movies To Watch This Weekend: ‘Eric’ on Netflix + More? ›

This week on streaming marks the arrival of a new mystery thriller, Eric, on Netflix, an inspiring documentary, Jim Henson Idea Man, on Disney+, and the return of We Are Lady Parts on Peaco*ck. Not sure which new releases to check out?

What is the new series Eric on Netflix? ›

It centres around the storyline of the son of a famed puppeteer and creator of a children's TV show (played by Cumberbatch) who goes missing in 1980s New York.

What's hot on Netflix this weekend? ›

  • Popular.
  • Bridgerton.
  • Queen of Tears.
  • Tires.
  • Atlas.
  • Baby Reindeer.
  • Wednesday.
  • Damsel.

What is the film Eric about? ›

The egotistical puppeteer and creator of the “Sesame Street”-esque kids program “Good Morning Sunshine,” Vincent sinks into the depths of his drug addiction and mental illness until he believes the only way to bring his son home is to bring to life his hand-drawn creation –– a furry gentle giant named Eric.

Is the Netflix movie Eric based on a true story? ›

Ivan Howe as Edgar Anderson in "Eric" on Netflix. “It [Eric] wasn't based on any one story. I think if I'd wanted to do that, I would have really gone deep into that story,” Morgan revealed to USA Today.

What is the new series locked in on Netflix? ›

A kindly nurse tries to unlock the secrets of a coma patient's injuries — and discovers the bitter rivalry, infidelity, betrayal and murder behind them. Watch all you want.

What is the new show on Netflix with Tim and Eric? ›

The streamer has ordered Chad & JT Go Deep, a series that features Chad Kroeger (aka Tom Allen rather than the Nickelback frontman) and JT Parr, who are best known for a viral video that saw them handing out masks during the peak of the pandemic in Huntington Beach (see below).

What is the #1 Netflix series right now? ›

Audiences are evidently in love “Polin” in Bridgerton as the third season remains in the top spot for the second consecutive week. New to the top 10 is the Shane Gillis comedy series Tires, which debuts at No. 2. Baby Reindeer continues its winning streak, staying in the top 10 for the seventh straight week.

What's the hottest series on Netflix right now? ›

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  • Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal: Season 1. ...
  • Bridgerton: Season 2. ...
  • Baby Reindeer: Limited Series. ...
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory: Season 1. ...
  • Tires: Season 1. ...
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

What is the number one movie on Netflix right now? ›

Global Top 10
#Films (English)Runtime
2Thelma the Unicorn1:38
3Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs1:35
4Mother of the Bride1:30
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How many episodes are in Eric? ›

However, creator Abi Morgan intended "Eric" to be a limited series, wrapping up most of its major storylines within its six episodes.

What is the film Looking for Eric about? ›

What is Eric in the movie Mortal? ›

MORTAL is a fantasy adventure origin story about a young man, Eric, who discovers he has God-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology. While hiding in the wilderness of western Norway, Eric accidentally kills a teenager in an inexplicable way and is subsequently arrested.

Is Eric on Netflix now? ›

The following story contains major plot details about the series finale of "Eric" (now streaming on Netflix). Benedict Cumberbatch is a monster of a man.

Who saved Eric? ›

Eric was saved by Ariel after his ship was wrecked in a storm. While he was unconscious, Ariel sang to him, and when he woke up, he recognized nothing about Ariel than her voice.

What is the show Eric based on? ›

While some publications have claimed the series was inspired by the case of Etan Patz, a six-year-old who went missing on his way to school in 1979 New York, the show's creator Abi Morgan has explained that Eric was rather inspired by several missing person cases she came across in the UK and US.

What is the new series of Secret Service on Netflix? ›

While monitoring an emergency line, a vigilant FBI agent answers a call that plunges him into a deadly conspiracy involving a mole at the White House. Including a Whale of an Oscar nominee.

What is the new series with Julia Roberts on Netflix? ›

Leave the World Behind is now streaming on Netflix.

What happens in the series Eric? ›

Although Edgar's disappearance was thought to be a kidnapping, we eventually learn that he ran away. And in the series' sixth and final episode, Vincent wears an Eric costume and makes a televised plea for his son to come home, leading to a teary reunion.

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